Digital Curation tuition discount extended to Spring 2015

Digital Curation at the University of Maine

Good news for out-of-state and international students interested in the University of Maine’s online Digital Curation graduate program.

The University has extended its long-distance discount to students who enroll in the Certificate by this spring.

This limited-time offer means out-of-state students will enjoy an in-state rate for online courses, cutting their tuition to one-third its previous cost.

Making these courses more accessible to more students and professionals makes sense, as demand for digital curation in the workplace has risen dramatically. A report just out from the Education Advisory Board finds a 60% increase over the past three years in US employer demand for digital curation professionals.

The study also found that the University of Maine is one of the only programs to furnish out-of-state students with a tuition comparable to that for in-state students.

We are offering two classes starting this month that will take advantage of this:

DIG 510 (Metadata) is taught by Dartmouth’s John Bell with help from archivist Desiree Butterfield-Nagy. This course shows how metadata can help you organize and discover digital files of all kinds.

DIG 550 (Digital Preservation) is taught by librarian Richard Hollinger and curator Jon Ippolito. Digital Preservation examines both practical and cutting-edge preservation, to help you rescue your digital collection from future obsolescence and oblivion.

You can register for these online courses up until their start date of January 14th, and keep up with news about the Digital Curation program on Twitter by following @DigitCurator.

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